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Sunday, March 15, 2009
Last night at dinner Faye (prompted by Glenn, the resident Canadian) told me a blogworthy story about a tradition in Dawson City, Canada. They called it the "toe shot" and apparently anyone who drinks the toe shot will become part of an elite club - members have their names entered into a log book - of brave/sick individuals. The special ingredient in the shot is actually a dead toe - originally the frostbitten toe of a miner - and several toes have been used over the years as some particularly drunken participants will mistakenly swallow the toe. The rule is that the toe must touch the mouth of the drinker in order for the toe shot to result in an entry to the log book. Faye's name is in fact in the log book which she says is a pretty thick book!